The importance of sampradaya

swamy swarna swamyswarna at YAHOO.COM
Tue Apr 30 08:16:00 CDT 2002

Dear Mr.Riccardonova,

The approximate translation for 'Sampradaya' is
'Custom'. Pradaya also has a meaning of 'given' and
Sampradaya could mean 'well given'. If we harmonise
both the meanings, it could mean good customs, given
by ancestors.


swamy sv

--- riccardonova <riccardonova at LIBERO.IT> wrote:
> >
> >You have received some suggestions for a
> dictionary.  May I also suggest
> >finding if a local university has a course in
> Sanskrit?  I'm quite sure
> >even in Italy you can find such things.  (In fact
> one of the most
> >comprehensive studies of the Smarta sampradaya was
> written by a professor
> >from Milan.)
> >
> >And if you come accross soe unfamiliar word on the
> list, just say "Hey,
> >what does that mean?)  I doubt if anyone here would
> refuse to explain.
> I have already ordered the John Grimes's dictionary,
> this should help quite
> a lot.
> Any way it was absolutly not my intention to ask to
> the members of the list
> to avoid using Sanskrit.
> I really understand the importance of the original
> lanquage specially for
> indian philosophyes.
> I am aware of the fact that the original
> "sound/word" will be one with the
> meaning.
> I will follow your suggestions and before mastering
> Sanskrit I will say a
> lot of "hey, what does that mean".
> An intresting point is coming out from this
> exchange: what is the relation
> between a word and and it's form in the reality -
> body and mind (
> antahkarana ).
> Name and form........the Sphota and it's
> manifestation...........
> There is a relation between those concepts and the
> great importance given
> to the original Sanskrit language in the process of
> learnig Vedanta ?
> ps
> By the way "hey what's the meaning of
> sampradaya"..........:-))  :-))  :-))

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